Spring Fishcakes

This recipe came to me almost immediately when I was jotting down ideas for dishes for this chapter. Convinced that I had enjoyed these fishcakes when I still lived in Russia, I asked my mum and gran for our family recipe. Turns out they had never heard of the dish.…

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Vegetarian Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee is a Malaysian Chinese dish that is usually topped with pork and shrimp and served on egg noodles. My vegetarian version swaps the meat and shellfish for braised Chinese mushrooms and minced soy protein and, in my opinion, they provide a rich, savoury topping that is just as…

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Baked sweet potato, chorizo, mushrooms & egg

Sweet and earthy, always a winning combination. You can leave the egg off , or use bacon lardons instead of chorizo, if you prefer. A great, gooey, savoury-sweet plateful. Serves 2 2 sweet potatoes 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 150g (1/2 oz) chestnut mushrooms, cleaned, chopped into pieces salt…

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TRIPLE BERRY HOTCAKES

Who can say no to a pancake breakfast? By a clever feat of culinary trickery, these bad boys pack a good 4 port ions of fruit into every serving. I love it when ‘health food’ comes disguised as ‘junk food’. Serves 2 | 4 portions per serving Prep time 5…

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St Patrick’s Day Supper

SALT-BAKED POTATO WITH CRÉME FRAICHE & IRISH TROUT CAVIAR SODA-BREADED BACON CHOPS WITH IRISH HONEY & WHISKEY DIP & COLCANNON GUINNESS CARAMEL TIRAMISU SALT-BAKED POTATO WITH CRÉME FRAICHE & IRISH TROUT CAVIAR One of my all-time favourite dishes to make, this combination of fluffy hot potato filling with silky créme…

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Sticky, spicy aubergines with toasted sesame seeds & spring onions

SERVES 4–6 AS A SIDE vegetable oil 3 large or 4 medium aubergines, halved lengthways and cut into 2.5cm-thick half-moons about 2 heaped tablespoons rose harissa, plus extra as desired 4 tablespoons clear honey, plus extra as desired Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper TO GARNISH 2…

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